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Name: BRITISH FREEDOM
Type: Tanker
Launched: 30/03/1949
Completed: 17/02/1950
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend Yard
Yard Number: 1765
Dimensions: 16170dwt, 11207grt, 525.5 x 69.8 x 37.5ft
Engines: 6cyl, 2SCSA, 6400bhp, Doxford type
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 13.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 183097
History:
17/02/1950 British Tanker Company Ltd, London
01/06/1956 Owners restyled BP Tanker Co Ltd
15/03/1972 Sold for breaking up to Nissho-Iwai Co Ltd, Japan
1972 Resold to I Chong Steel & Iron Works, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Comments: 07/04/1972: Arrived at Kaohsiung
20/04/1972: Work commenced


Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair